Paleo Herb Spinach Burgers

I should be showering and packing since we’re leaving for Killington, Vermont in 2 hours but I’d rather type a quick post and share a recipe with you guys!  Sorry if this post is all over the place and doesn’t make sense.  That’s nothing new, right?   

Let’s get to it…. 

My breakfast this morning was a bowl of peach greek yogurt, sliced banana, blueberries, and a spoonful of ground flax seeds.  Yum!

Yesterday

In an effort to eat a more “clean” diet, I stocked up on LaraBar’s from Whole Foods.  They’re made up of fruit, nuts, and spices and only contain a couple of ingredients.  So simple and perfect.  And they have so many delicious flavors.

If you haven’t had one before, you need to go out and buy 1 today!  Or actually you should wait until they go on sale since they can be a bit pricey.   

Dinner

The burger may look burnt but I swear it was delicious!!  The sweet potato fries were pretty amazing too.

Last night my friend and I worked up a sweat at a boxing class and then came back to my place for a lil’ wine and to prepare a healthy, paleo dinner.  We got to work in the kitchen and within 20 minutes this awesome, flavorful burger was ready to be served. 

Paleo Herb Spinach Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1) In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients and use your hands to mix well.

2) Form 5 patties and place them on a hot non-stick skillet.  Cook over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side.  Enjoy!

*You can also add lots of toppings to the burgers: sliced avocado, lettuce, onions, tomatos, a fried egg (so good!), bacon, etc.

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Anywho, guess it’s time to log off and get this show on the road.  Mike and I are heading up to Vermont for a much needed getaway.  We have a bunch of winter activities planned but I guess it all depends on the weather and right now it’s looking pretty crappy out there.  So if all else fails, we’ll just spend the day @ the Long Trail Brewing Company.  And hopefully spend some time at the spa as well. 🙂

Questions:

What ingredients do you add to your burgers? 

Favorite toppings?

Have you ever been to Vermont?

I actually don’t think I have?  I can’t remember….

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